Mrs Angela Okune
Angela Okune is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Irvine. She studies data practices and infrastructures of research groups working in and on Nairobi, Kenya in order to explore broader questions of equity, knowledge production and socio-economic development in Africa. Angela is a recipient of a Wenner-Gren fieldwork grant, a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation and 2018 UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society and Policy Fellowship. From 2010 – 2015, as co-founder of the research department at iHub, Nairobi’s innovation hub for the tech community, Angela provided strategic guidance for the growth of tech research in Kenya. She was a Network Coordinator for the IDRC and DFID-funded Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) (2014 – 2018) and is a co-editor for open-access book "Contextualizing Openness" (University of Ottawa Press).